Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation Review

Hello all,

After reviewing the Maybelline Superstay Foundation which was not all that great, I am today reviewing another foundation from Maybelline– the Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating foundation in shade Nude. Read on to find out how this fared on me.

Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation

$9.99. Prices vary from store to store.

Product Description:
Maybelline’s first hydrating matte foundation for 100% velvet-smooth perfection. Unique gel-whipped formula
Ideal for normal to combination skin, medium coverage.  This refreshing gel-whipped foundation leaves complexion perfected and smooth with a velvety, soft-matte finish while skin stays hydrated for 12 hours.

For Best Results:  Apply Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation using Maybelline Dream Blender.



My Experience with Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation:

Packaging: The foundation comes in a cream-colored squeeze tube packaging with a screw-on cap. It is a simple, easy-to-use and travel-friendly packaging. However, the tube is fully opaque and that is a disadvantage as you can only guess the color of the foundation while shopping. Also, you cannot know how much of the product is left.

Details at the back

Texture/Finish/Lasting Power:  The foundation has a soft mousse-like texture. It is quite lightweight and blends easily into the skin. It feels moisturizing on the skin, but at the same time, it settles down to a lovely matte finish. I have combination skin with oily T-zone and slightly dry cheeks. The foundation does not cling to the dry areas of my cheeks, nor does it make my T-zone oily. I would say this is a foundation which would suit both oily as well as dry skin.

Foundation packaging

The foundation easily blurs large pores and fine lines and provides an even smooth canvas for other makeup. It brightens up the face and does not look unnatural. The coverage is medium but easily buildable and does not feel cake-y.  The foundation has a good staying power and lasts for around 6-7 hours.


The foundation comes in 12 different shades and hence it should be possible for everyone to find a match for their skin tone.

Foundation swatch

Overall, I am quite impressed with this foundation as it feels quite natural and provides a second-skin type of feel.

Pros of Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation:

  • Lovely matte finish.
  • Provides a very natural-looking medium coverage.
  • Feels lightweight and does not feel cake-y if layered.
  • Does not cling to dry areas or make the skin oily.
  • Good staying power.
  • Comes in 12 different shades to choose from.
  • Quite affordable.

Foundation blended

Cons of Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation:

  • None!

IMBB Rating:

Would I Repurchase Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation?
I would surely recommend this foundation if you are on the lookout for drugstore foundations. I would consider repurchasing if I finish this tube.

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